Dungeon Crawlers Review
- Fun turn based combat thanks to characters with specific roles.
- Lots of loot to find to upgrade your party.
- Camera and movement can be a bit annoying.
RPG fans looking for an old school dungeon crawler... this is not it, but what it does offer is fun turn based combat, a humorous plot and lots of loot.
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If you want to be taken seriously in the high risk, high reward profession of dungeon crawling, you're gonna have to have a unique skill to offer towards a group. That way when the turn based fighting breaks out, you're not only useful to the group, but indispensable as the battle continues along. You start off Dungeon Crawlers with three such out of work dungeon crawlers; a warrior, a mage, and a cleric. An innkeeper tasks you with clearing out his basement and from their its onward to loot and adventure!
There are two game modes, out of combat and in combat. Out of combat you control the party leader, exploring all the nooks and crannies the dungeon floor has to offer. Bookcases and chests can be looted and items can be equipped. You better be careful opening doors or popping around corners however as before you know it, a gang of monsters will throw you into the battle mode. This is the heart of Dungeon Crawlers and is quite a fun system. Combat is turn based, allowing you to tap each character, move them on the grid, and select an attack or spell to use, or have them defend if you like. When your turn is over, the enemies have their turn and this keeps up till one side is dead. If you've ever played a strategy RPG before like the Final Fantasy Tactics series, you should be familiar with the idea, but this is a much more streamlined and simplistic approach.
Streamlined and simplistic doesn't mean bad however. The focus is on what each party member's role is and how best to use their spells and attacks to clear the room, and positioning can play a big part in how much the enemy will wail on certain characters when it's their turn. Everything is handled with the touch of a finger, although the game sometimes misinterprets what square or character you're tapping (and controlling the camera can be a nightmare sometimes). As monsters are killed, experience is gained and as you level up, new attacks and spells are learned. The weapons and armor you find when searching the dungeons are very dungeons and dragons as a new wand may add +1 damage, but just like D&D, every little addition to your attacks is welcome.
With a story that injects itself with regular doses of humor and presents a colorful 3d world full of interesting monsters (colorful for a series of dungeons at least), Dungeon Crawlers is a fun play. Hardcore RPG and strategy fans will probably be annoyed with the lack of depth in the battle mechanics, but everyone else should enjoy this as a good introduction to the RPG dungeon crawling genre.
Description"Dungeon Crawlers is a fantastic Turn-Based Strategy game." - App-Score.com
"Great turn-based combat that makes you think..." - SlidetoPlay.com
"As good as any of the great games in the genre." - TouchArcade.com
"A dungeon crawler that will make you laugh while you loot!" - The App Shack
Take command of the Dungeon Crawlers team as they explore goblin-infested hallways, lava-drenched caverns, and other hostile environs in pursuit of loot, women, and monsters to crush. With gameplay drawn from the best of tactical RPGs and a personality inspired by action/fantasy comedy films, Dungeon Crawlers takes the tactics genre and injects it with fun 3D battles and much-needed humor.
AMAZING HD GRAPHICS
Dungeon Crawlers boasts 3D stylized graphics, dynamic lighting, and Retina Display support for the new iPad.
TACTICAL TURN-BASED COMBAT
Consider your move and then leap into action, letting lose sword and spell to down your dungeon-dwelling prey.
The entire Dungeon Crawlers team – alchemist, druid, warrior, and dwarf – are at your command, each with unique skills and abilities.
EXCITING MULTI-LEVEL DUNGEONS
Explore 12 dungeon levels with distinct environments, deadly monsters, and lots of loot.
A REAL STORY WITH HUMOR
Not only is there great tactical combat, but there’s a real story behind it all too, with humor, betrayal, and triumph.
MULTITUDES OF MONSTERS TO MASSACRE
Battle goblins, skeletons, mummies, oozes, banshees, ogres, and more.
AWESOME BOSS BATTLES
Throw down against the deadliest of bosses in each chapter, including the wily Goblin King, terrifying Banshee Queen, and the dreaded D. Knight Shyamalan.
TROPHIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Supports Game Center with over a dozen achievements and also boasts in-game collectible trophies (more loot) to show off your dungeon crawling prowess.
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*We are aware of the armor bug, which prevents armor purchased in the Store from displaying properly. A fix is in the works and will go live with the next update.*
*iPad 1 users: Dungeon Crawlers requires a high amount of RAM. To prevent crashes, close all open apps and restart the device before playing.*
What's New in Version 2.1.2- Addressed issue where some of the challenge maps could not be loaded on an iPad Mini 2
- Saving/Loading in level 5-3 addressed
- Addressed graphic glitch where move tiles were z-fighting with regular tiles (introduced in 2.1.1)